Bible Nav : Fav Demo


Favorite Demonstration

Fav List Demonstration
Fav List Demonstration, showing how to start your own Fav list. 

When I became a Christian and began to read the Bible, I soon began to highlight passages, underline verses, put stars on pages, anything to bring my attention back to a message I wanted to see again.  Very soon, too, I began to memorize verses, write them down separately, even type them up on cards to carry with me whereever I went.  If you're a Bible lover too, you know my experience is not unique. 

This is a real-life example that duplicates such activities, using the Favorites feature on Bible Nav.  I apologize in advance for the example seeming simple and obvious, but sometimes the ‘simple thing’ can have dramatic results. 

So where to begin?  You might want to start with the Bible passage that saved you.  For me, that would be verses in Psalm 22, but for our exercise, lets go with a practical, day-to-day example. 

If I know where the verse is located, I can use the Bible Nav Look Up tool to access it.  If I have no idea where the verse is but still know some of the words, I can use the Bible Nav Search tool to find it.  Or, if I know the general area where my verse is, I might need to flip through the Bible Nav Reader until I see it. 

Let's say, for our example, I'm reading the Messianic Bible version when I find the Bible verse I'm after —

Php 4:13 :  I can do all things through Messiah, who strengthens me. 

With a single click from the Reader, I add the verse to a Fav list (labeled empty at the moment).  The next screen I see is my verse, happy at home in my new Fav list.  The verse is accompanied by a host of features and gadgets to ‘manage’ my new favorite entry. 

The first thing I might want to do, again with a single click, is to switch the Bible translation —

Php 4:13 :  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

After I'm done, I select the Display link below the verse to remove the gadget clutter, then step back to admire my powerful verse selection.  I might notice, at the top of the Fav page, that my new Fav list has been a given a name: Php 4:13 KJV.  I also see a heading above the verse: Philippians 4:13.  Not bad! 

Next I locate another verse, one I need to see every day.  I'm looking at KJV this time, and, from the Reader again with a single click, I add the verse to my Php 4:13 KJV Fav list —

Rom 8:28 :  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

Excellent!  A verse I can repeat to myself and share with others. 

At this point I notice a couple more things.  Just below the new Romans 8:28 heading, I see three links: prev, top, and next.  When I select them, I discover that prev takes me to the previous passage in my Fav list, top takes me to the top of the list, and next takes me to the next passage.  Pretty simple stuff.  In our example, prev will really take me to the top of the list, to a passage index, because the verse I just added is already at the top (there is no previous passage). 

While at the top, I also notice that the name of my Php 4:13 KJV Fav list has changed to Rom 8:28 KJV.  If I wanted to, I could move my first verse back to the top of the list to restore the Fav name Php 4:13 KJV.  But I have a better idea.  Both of these verses share what I call a ‘pivot’ phrase.  That phrase is the memory peg that brings either of these two verses to my mind (and lips).  I can repeat the phrase like a mantra, and then repeat either verse by memory, in succession if I want.  So I give the Fav list a permanent name: All Things

It turns out the KJV is filled with “all things” verses.  In fact, just below Romans 8:28, I find another that I must have.  I add that verse too —

Rom 8:32 :  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 

The salvation experience encapsulated in a single verse is what I want!  Being at the end of this verse, my pivot phrase may not grab the same way it does in my first two verses, but I still love the verse, and I must have it.  In fact, I love all of Romans 8 so much that, if I wanted to, I could place the entire chapter in a Fav list (but not to my new Fav list as I want to preserve my “all things” theme). 

With my new addition, I finally do some rearranging, moving this new verse to the end of the list and moving my original verse back to the top. 

Just to round things out, I add one more verse —

Eph 5:20 :  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

Maybe not as familar as the other three I've added, but still one that could be quite powerful if I memorize it too. 

Just to get a better understanding of the context of the verse I've just added, with a single click I add the verse immediately before (or above) it —

Eph 5:19-20 :  19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;  20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

And then, with another click, I add the verse immediately after (or below) it —

Eph 5:19-21 :  19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;  20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;  21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 

Marvelous!  This is how God wants us to live, day by day, in a Christian home or environment. 

Last Word: Example

There you have it.  My intent, of course, is for you to see how easy and fun it is to create a list of Favorites all your own.  And then to have you try it for yourself. 

Joh 13:15 :  For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 


Fav List Demonstration